Our Parenting Curve Ball – Part II

Our Parenting Curve Ball – Part I was about the waiting game before taking our girl for an MRI. I was actually a wreck. No matter how much you focus or keep positive thoughts, there’s a reality check that goes through your mind when you are faced with a test like an MRI. At least that was how I felt.

The MRI went well. It actually went very fast that morning which confirmed my theory about how often  the anxiousness before something happens is much worse than it actually happening. Continue reading

Our Parenting Curve Ball – Part I

Sometimes life throws a curve ball and you have to figure out whether to swing or drop the bat to run away. We all  handle things differently, don’t we? Since my sister passed away almost 5 years ago, life curve balls are a bit harder for me to swing at. That was a pretty huge life curve back then so I figured I met my quota. Not so. And I realize that was kind of naive of me.

I find that writing is a great way for me to get my feelings out and instead of a private journal, blogging became such a valuable support network for me. I love it because my blog is a way to help support others. Continue reading

When The Seizures Wouldn’t Stop Part II

Part I  of our story  left off with a couple of unanswered questions regarding my little boo’s high fever.

Why the fever?

Why had the fever and illness lasted so long?

With medication controlling her seizures and fever reducers working, we were waiting  to hear back from three doctors. The CT Scan came back normal… thank God! Next hurdle was the EEG. We were anticipating one of  the doctors would tell us the news within the evening. Continue reading

When The Seizures Wouldn’t Stop Part I

About a week ago, I was stressed over a cold my daughter was fighting. I never imagined how I’d take the sleep deprivation and crying over what turned out to be one of the scariest moments I’ve had since being a mom.

Our baby girl who is just 15 months old was diagnosed with Febrile Seizures earlier in the month. I immersed myself in the literature about the condition and set my mind at ease as best as possible. Long story short, if she has a fever, we get her cooled down as fast as possible but be prepared for a seizure. Nothing could prepare us to what happened last Friday morning.

Her fever had not subsided as we hoped and last Thursday short seizures kept occurring. We visited our little boo’s regular doctor and she was prescribed a medication to stop the seizures or at least slow them down. We were scheduled for an EEG the next day. That test would show us the kind of seizures she was having and if she was epileptic. Continue reading